Amusement Park Plans Multiplying By Conor Humphries
A second Russian "Disneyland" is planned as part of a mammoth $2.1 billion leisure development southeast of Moscow -- although as at the city's other giant amusement park project, Mickey Mouse is not invited.
At a Moscow region government meeting last week, deputy economy minister Valery Filchenko announced plans for a vast development in the Ramenskoye district that would include "Disneyland, a motor track, a professional golf course and a safari park," according to a report on the legislature's official web site, www.mosreg.ru
. Filchenko later confirmed by telephone, however, that no agreement with Disney was actually planned and that the park would not carry the Disney name.